In a recent interview, Macron blasted Biden for his radical rhetoric.
Macron is criticizing Biden for calling Putin “a butcher”. The French president says it’s not constructive.
“I would not use that kind of language. If a ceasefire is to be brokered, we must not escalate — neither through words nor actions.” pic.twitter.com/REzBTzJWc5
— Visegrád 24 (@visegrad24) March 27, 2022
“Macron is criticizing Biden for calling Putin ‘a butcher.’ The French President says it’s not constructive,” one Twitter user wrote.
“I would not use that kind of language. If a ceasefire is to be brokered, we must not escalate–neither through words nor actions,” Macron said.
In Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, Biden gave a speech, saying that Putin is “bent on violence” and added that “there’s simply no justification or provocation for Russia’s choice of war.”
“For God’s sake, this man cannot remain in power,” Biden added.
Macron will be attempting to negotiate a ceasefire with Putin in the coming days, and so has little interest in hearing such obnoxious rhetoric from partisan American elites.
He later emphasized the need to not escalate tensions, while alluding to the war-hawking Biden.
“I wouldn’t use this type of wording because I continue to hold discussions with President Putin,” Macron said Sunday during his TV appearance. “We want to stop the war that Russia has launched in Ukraine without escalation — that’s the objective.”
Macron is up for reelection next month, so he has additional motivation to broker a treaty.